Nashville man charged with battery, disorderly conduct

Police say a Nashville man was arrested after he physically and verbally attacked relatives June 27.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Austin Schonfeld was dispatched to the 8100 block of Old State Road 46 for a man who was hitting a female relative.

He saw two women holding Mikel Lee, 40, by his arms trying to stabilize him as two others, including a minor child, stood by, the probable cause affidavit states.

Schonfeld reported that Lee seemed to be intoxicated because he could barely stand and was swaying from side to side.

Deputy Josh Stargell and Schonfeld spoke with the female relative who had been holding Lee by his arms. She said she was fixing dinner when Lee came into the kitchen and started yelling and cursing at her. She told the deputies that Lee came toward her, she put her hands up to stop him, and he smacked her arm away.

Stargell reported not seeing any injuries on the woman.

The relative also said Lee had hit a male relative outside on the porch. That relative told police he was in the kitchen when Lee came in and then he went outside where Lee followed him, hit him and threatened him, the affidavit states.

Schonfeld reported that he did not see any injuries on the man.

Lee was arrested. At the jail, a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be 0.32. Schonfeld had to transport Lee to Columbus Regional Hospital due to his high blood-alcohol content and jail protocols.

While en route, Schonfeld reported that Lee’s moods fluctuated from calm to aggressive. Once they crossed the county line, Lee undid his seat belt and would not comply with Schonfeld when he tried to buckle it back. Lee also kept trying to leave the police vehicle, the affidavit states.

Schonfeld called in backup and Stargell and Conservation Officer Joe Tenbarge arrived on scene. The officers placed Lee in leg shackles, handcuffs and stretched the seat belt to the other side of the bench seat, according to the affidavit.

Lee continued to be aggressive and continued to try and unbuckle his seat belt. At CRH, Lee was cleared for jail and Schonfeld reported he continued to have outbursts there.

While on the way back to the jail, Lee unbuckled his seat belt again and continued to be aggressive. Schonfeld requested jailers meet him when they arrived because Lee began to threaten him by saying “You just wait until I get out of this car.”

On June 28, Lee was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, both Class B misdemeanors.